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Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:13:45 GMT

Anthony Scaramucci at Trump Tower last year. Mr. Scaramucci, who founded the global investment firm SkyBridge Capital and is a Fox News contributor, is known for his spirited on-air defense of President Trump.Mr. Spicer quit after telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

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Sean Spicer Just Resigned. Watch His Memorable Moments.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:47:26 GMT

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, has had a turbulent tenure, marked by a combative style with the news media.

The Latest Voice at the Lectern: An Effusive New Yorker

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:23:02 GMT

Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, spoke during a briefing on Friday.Anthony Scaramucci’s smooth style will be a distinct contrast with the southern drawl and sharp edges of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the new press secretary.

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Hero, Villain, TV Sensation: Spicer’s Fame Spread Beyond Washington

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:05:40 GMT

Mr. Spicer’s tenure as White House press secretary gave him national prominence beyond the normal reach of the job.

Trump’s Communications Orbit

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:56:01 GMT

President Trump's communications machine has had a major shake-up. Here's a rundown of the people that promote his message.

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Polish Parliament Approves Law Curtailing Courts’ Independence

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:04:35 GMT

Poland’s Parliament approved a measure on Saturday to restructure the Supreme Court and put it under the government’s control.The measure, which the president is expected to sign, would allow the governing Law and Justice party to handpick Supreme Court justices.

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California Today: California Today: Angelenos and Others on O.J. Simpson’s Parole

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:43:16 GMT

O.J. Simpson, right, with his attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, at his parole hearing in Nevada on Thursday.Friday: Reaction to O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing, what happened when Syrian refugees moved to Fresno, and the story of California’s wild parrots.

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Terror Suspect Brought to U.S. for Trial, Breaking From Trump Rhetoric

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:39:01 GMT

Ali Charaf Damache, accused of being a Qaeda recruiter, appeared in federal court in Philadelphia on Friday.Attorney General Jeff Sessions has adamantly favored holding suspects in Guantánamo Bay. That rhetoric is meeting the reality of fighting terrorism in 2017.

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Minneapolis Police Chief Forced Out After Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:24:27 GMT

Police Chief Janee Harteau of Minneapolis, center.Mayor Betsy Hodges, after criticizing the shooting and the officer’s failure to use a body camera use, asked Chief Janee Harteau to resign.

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Texas Bathroom Bill Has Emotions, and Stakes, Running High

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:04:44 GMT

Opponents of legislation that would restrict bathroom use gathered Friday at the State Capitol in Austin. Fears are high that the bill could provoke boycotts and harm the economy.Opponents and supporters of a proposal to limit transgender bathroom use in public buildings packed a committee hearing in Austin on Friday.

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Senate Parliamentarian Challenges Key Provisions of Health Bill

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:39:42 GMT

Rob Portman of Ohio is one of the Republican senators from states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.Elizabeth MacDonough on Friday challenged key provisions in the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, dealing another serious blow to its prospects.

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How We Define Clickbait (Which We Do Our Best to Avoid)

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:48:30 GMT

A senior editor offers some insight into how we think about our digital headlines.

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U.S. to Bar Americans From Traveling to North Korea

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:32:57 GMT

Pyongyang International Airport in North Korea. A ban on Americans traveling to North Korea is to be announced on Thursday and take effect 30 days later.The announcement came only hours after Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, hinted that the United States was considering seeking a regime change in North Korea.

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Deadly Clashes Erupt in Standoff Over Mosque in Jerusalem

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:23:16 GMT

Israeli soldiers fired tear gas at Palestinians to disperse them after Friday Prayer on a street outside Jerusalem’s Old City.An apparent terrorist attack in a West Bank settlement, and deadly clashes in Jerusalem over metal detectors at entrances to the Aqsa Mosque compound.

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En Garde! A Summer of Swords in New York

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:20:52 GMT

Children from across New York learn fencing alongside Olympic champions at the Peter Westbrook Foundation, where building community is as much a part of practice as the fencing. Several of the foundation’s top students are competing at the FIE World Fencing Championships, which start this week.

Your Daily Mini Crossword

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT

Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.

Foster Care as Punishment: The New Reality of ‘Jane Crow’

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:04 GMT

Maisha Joefield briefly lost custody of a child who wandered away while she was taking a bath.For women in New York’s poorer neighborhoods, the threat that a child will be removed to foster care for little cause is a grim reality.

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Stakes for Exxon in Sanctions Case Go Far Beyond a $2 Million Fine

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:36:06 GMT

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson led Exxon when it signed contracts that led this week to a $2 million fine.The oil company, punished for violating sanctions against Russia, is fighting a wider threat to its reputation and the possibility of other sanctions to come.

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Growing a Baby After a Tumor

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:00:01 GMT

To me, this growth, this mass, was indistinguishable from the last one. Was it trying to kill me?

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Kentucky Must Pay $224,000 After Dispute Over Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:31:54 GMT

The Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis, right, with David Moore after her refusal to issue marriage licenses in Morehead, Ky., in 2015.A judge ordered the state to pay couples’ lawyer fees after a county clerk, Kim Davis, refused to issue marriage licenses.

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Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:24:58 GMT

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump benefit from an active business empire worth as much as $761 million to them.Ms. Trump’s first ethics disclosure shows that she and her husband, Jared Kushner, benefit from an active business empire, an arrangement that poses potential conflicts of interest.

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Wells Fargo Accidentally Releases Trove of Data on Wealthy Clients

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:23:35 GMT

Gary Sinderbrand received information about clients of Wells Fargo that he had not sought.A plaintiff suing an employee of Wells Fargo Advisors was sent a CD containing thousands of sensitive client records — which came from a lawyer for the bank.

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Bag With Moon Dust in It Fetches $1.8 Million From a Mystery Buyer

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:26:58 GMT

A bag used by Neil Armstrong to bring lunar rocks home from the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.A lunar landing, a museum loan, a theft, a critical error, a legal battle — and now, a sale at auction. What’s next for this bag of moon dust?

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Teenagers Recorded a Drowning Man and Laughed

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:38:45 GMT

A still from a video five teenagers made as Jamel Dunn, 31, drowned in a pond in Florida. The boys, who were recorded laughing and mocking Mr. Dunn, will not be prosecuted, officials said.They can’t be prosecuted for failing to help him or call 911, the Florida authorities said, but the police are still exploring legal options.

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How Quiet Should You Be During ‘Game of Thrones’? Fans Disagree

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:13:43 GMT

Spectators on Tuesday at the premiere of the seventh season of “Game of Thrones” during the Night in the Metro at Mayakovskaya subway station in Moscow.Some say any peep from a companion watching the hit HBO show would ruin everything. Others are more accommodating. And some just have to talk.

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A Drug Maker Spends Big in Washington to Make Itself Heard

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:25 GMT

Mallinckrodt’s spending on political donations and lobbying comes as the drug industry as a whole beefs up its Capitol Hill presence.

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Critic's Notebook: This Podcast Is a Love Story, for Your Ears Only

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:16:23 GMT

From left, Jessie Shelton and Jonathan Groff, who play the “36 Questions” podcast’s characters, and the composers Ellen Winter and Chris Littler.The new podcast “36 Questions” sets a standard for the future of musical theater.

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Mustache Intact, Salvador Dalí’s Remains Are Exhumed in Paternity Suit

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:45:26 GMT

Workers carrying the coffin that was used during the exhumation of the artist Salvador Dalí at his museum in Figueres, Spain, on Thursday.Pilar Abel, who says the Surrealist artist was her father, obtained a court order allowing DNA tests.

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Beyoncé Statue at Madame Tussauds Is ‘Adjusted’ After Criticism

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:43:06 GMT

The wax figure of Beyoncé at the Midtown Manhattan location of Madame Tussauds. Left, before the styling and lighting were adjusted, and, right, after they were adjusted.The statue was denounced on social media because it seemed to whitewash the pop star. On Friday, a new version was on display in Manhattan.

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U.N. Agency Reports Worst Drought in 16 Years in North Korea

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:04:29 GMT

Farmers in Sangwon, North Korea, on Thursday. The production of staple crops for this year has been severely damaged by prolonged dry spells, a United Nations agency said.The severe dry spell has raised fears of worsening food shortages in the North, where malnutrition has been a problem for years.

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On Washington: Eerie Parallels Between John McCain and Edward Kennedy

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:07:56 GMT

Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 2009. Mr. Kennedy was told he had brain cancer in May 2008 and died 15 months later.Once again, in the middle of contentious health care deliberations, a larger-than-life figure in the Senate has learned he has brain cancer.

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Extreme Commuting

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:22 GMT

Jennifer Lehman on the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry as part of her commute to Manhattan.The number of people who commute two hours or more to work is expected to grow, especially now that it is easier to work occasionally from home.

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Modern Love: The 12-Hour Goodbye That Started Everything

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:01 GMT

A spurned woman confronts the question: When you lose love, should you even try to get over it?

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Profile: Inside the World of Brad Thor

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:41:49 GMT

“The complaint I’m getting is I don’t write fast enough,” Brad Thor says of his fan base.To build a lasting fan base in the relentless world of espionage thrillers, Brad Thor has cranked out 17 books in 16 years, selling nearly 15 million copies.

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